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Top 10 Reasons To Attend the College of Education and Human Development

What makes our college so special?

UD’s College of Education and Human Development has a long and respected history.

We have educated thousands of men and women, helping them become leaders in the fields of education, human services and family studies.

Student teacher in Clayton, Delaware, classroom


Our College works directly with people, making a difference in the lives of children, families, and the people around the world. All our students gain hands-on experience beginning freshman year – observing, tutoring and mentoring. Through student teaching, internships, service projects and research projects, our students make a positive impact on the community.



Our Graduate Education program is consistently ranked in the top 50 in the country. In 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked us 47th out of a pool of 393 graduate programs in the nation.

Doctoral student with faculty member at hooding ceremony
Faculty member works with graduate student


Research opportunities are open to both undergraduates and graduates. You can develop valuable relationships with faculty members, while gaining a deeper understanding of your chosen field.



A wide range of student organizations are available, giving you academic support, leadership opportunities, professional development and lifelong friendships.

UD student mentors another student in the library
Two new student orientation leaders standing in front of Memorial Hall


UD is a “Best Value” as rated by Kiplinger and Princeton Review and among the top 25 colleges that “Pay off the most” by CNBC.



Study abroad programs immerse you in cultures around the world, where you learn about the unique structures of families, educational institutions and government agencies.

Three students studying abroad in Greece
Doctoral school psychology student working with two students at the College School


Our students get jobs!  Every year, nearly three-in-four graduates find employment in their field, with the majority in K-12 education. Schools up and down the east coast eagerly recruit our education students, confident in their ability to lead a classroom.



The 25 percent of alumni who aren’t employed after graduation are enrolled in graduate school! Alumni love to share how UD prepared them for the top graduate schools around the country.

Doctoral student Tony Mixell presents his research at the Steele Symposium
Doctoral student Hilary May reading a book with a child


We even support you after graduation – Blue Hens are proud of their UD education and are eager to mentor the next generation of graduates. In addition, our College offers graduate programsprofessional development and even an Education Resource Center where alumni at all levels of their careers can polish their skills.



Our students LOVE it here! When asked to rate their overall education experience at UD, students from our college were extremely satisfied – 73% rated it excellent & 26% good, earning a 99% satisfaction rate (UD survey Class of 2013).

Three smiling students at the CEHD commencement ceremony

We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today!